Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Juice and the second chance

I'm starting to think that I am a person who gives second chances in general. With people and with places. I don't know if it is good or bad, but I can tell you that I had a great experience with the Juice vegetarian restaurant here in Dublin because of this characteristic. The first time that we went there was in the end of last year (if I'm not wrong) to celebrate something (that I don't remember now what was). We liked the food but we thought that they had just a few vegan options and that it was really pricey. We stayed without going there the whole year of 2009.

In the beginning of this year, when my sister-in-law, Elena, was here we went there again. It was a cold Sunday night and there isn't so many options of places to eat vegan food in Dublin that are opened everyday. We decided to skip the starters this time (the first time we went there we asked one starter and it wasn't worth it) and go to the main options. Matteo and Elena asked the "Juiceburger & Chips" and I asked the "Mushroom Wellington". Everything was delicious! And we had Tofutti ice cream - which was the only good memory I had from the first time. The only negative point of the night was the staff treatment. The girl wasn't very nice and she wasn't sure about the vegan options and the ingredients of the food. But it was a lovely night!

Juiceburger & Chips

Mushroom Wellington

Tofutti ice cream

And because of this nice second impression, we were back in Juice last Sunday. This time, it was in the evening. We thought about going there for the "Early Bird" but it was too soon and they were still on the brunch menu. I'm more used to a "all you can eat" service in a brunch, but Juice has a special menu with separated prices for each dish and there were (again) just a few vegan options. We started with the "Homemade Dips" with hummus and tapenade (black olives, fresh garlic and herb pâté with chopped nuts). Very tasty, really amazing. Then we had the "Scrambled Tofu", that comes with fresh herbs, toast, tossed salad and home fries. We loved it too! I thought I would want more food, but it was enough. I just fought with my stomach to find an empty hole for the ice cream (You know how much I love ice cream, don't you?). The juices are gorgeous too! I had orange with grapefruit. And the treatment was way better too!

Homemade Dips

Scrambled Tofu

I can tell you that we'll continue going to Juice! I still think it's expensive but Dublin hasn't too many places for us and I hope I can try to persuade them to offer more vegan options.


Aisling said...

My husband, friend and I went there on Culture night last year and were SO disappointed. I swore I'd never go back due to the bland tastes and extortionate prices but maybe just maybe now I might.

xthingswesayx said...

morri por esse sorvete...

Anonymous said...

Hm, I don't think Tofutti ice cream is the best. But still it's ice cream, and you can always call me for that.
I wish I had a place where I could go for a Mushroom Wellington or scrambled tofu.

Glauce said...

Aisling, just think about it! It's not the best place in the world, but maybe you can like it :)

Tathi, te levo pra Italia pra tomar sorvete pois é bem melhor!

Yeah, Tofutti is not the best one, I prefer all the Italian vegan ice cream options, but here in Dublin we don't have too many options (ops, I think I will continue saying that about everything!). But you can make your mushroom wellington and your scrambled tofu at home too, it's so much cheaper! :D

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oooh, that Wellington looks great! I'm thinking about coming to Dublin in March, are there good vegan options? I love ice cream too!

Anonymous said...

Toda vez que entro aqui sinto muita vontade de explorar restaurantes vegan aqui em NY. Ainda nao tive 100% de sucesso nos que eu fui, mas como voce disse: second chance! E ainda tenho muita coisa pra ver por aqui!

Eu adoro seu blog!
(sem contar que fico sempre com fome depois que leio seus posts!)

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Clarissa said...

Nós vamos ter que ir nesse Juice quando eu for praí. Esse tal Mushroom bla bla tem uma cara muito boa! :)


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